Convictions in Fort Dix pseudo-terror case

Read the fine print. "Five Muslim immigrants from South Jersey were convicted today of plotting to kill American soldiers, a crime that prosecutors said demonstrated how Al Qaeda was using the Internet to recruit, train and incite supporters for attacks in the United States and around the world." So states the lead paragraph in the Newark Star-Ledger's Dec. 22 coverage of the verdict in the Fort Dix pseudo-conspiracy case. Except that it's the usual bait-and-switch: al-Qaeda had absolutely nothing to do with it…

Big ups to WNYC's short blurb on the convictions, which takes time to state (emphasis added): "The prosecution's case hinged on evidence obtained by government informants. But the defense said the informants instigated the plot and were not credible."

As usual. The men, originally from ex-Yugoslavia and Turkey, could face life in prison.

See our last post on specious terrorism cases.

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